He studied at the Academy of Florence, a pupil of Bezzuoli, then was attracted by the movement of macchiaiuoli and became one of the regulars of the famous Caffè Michelangelo. He had for some time study with Signorini, then with him, in 1856, he went to Venice, where he had the field to study the old masters of that school.
Between 1869 and 1877 he lived in Paris and traveled in France and England. Roso from incurable disease, which led him to the grave, in recent years he ceased from all artistic activity. One can cite a few works of him, that most of them are dispersed and difficult to find: “Naked woman” in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan, “Portrait of a Woman”, in the Gallery of Modern Art in Florence; and, in the same city, “Young woman sleeping”, in the collection of Count Lionello de ‘Nobili, and “Head feminine” and “Nudino” already in the collection Galli.
Their sober tone, building large and grandiose even in the case of small panels, make this artist a precursor, which seems to exceed the then-nascent Impressionism.